Kayak/ama racking

Justin 1

Justin demonstrating the size of the rack

Justin 2

Justin patiently awaiting my next design decision

The kayak/ama rack is essentially finished!  Justin and I bolted all the pieces together in the back yard last night.  Here’s a couple of pictures with Justin ably helping me get the job done…

 The design decision in question was whether to use 1/4″ or 3/8″ bolts for the diagonals (not installed in pictures).  I decided to use 3/8″, which I of course didn’t have, so we went off to Home Depot in search of the required fasteners.  This is what we saw when we got out into the parking lot after 20 minutes in the store:

Typical Florida afternoon weather #1
Typical Florida afternoon weather #2

Typical Florida afternoon weather #3

As you can see, we’ve been having some fun afternoon weather…. this is why we haven’t gotten the rack done sooner!  We installed the diagonals and hand tightened the bolts, and then we had about 90 seconds to clean up before the rain hit.  All should be done tonight, the kayaks will be loaded, and we’ll be on to the next step!  

 

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